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Microsoft

Microsoft is an american multinational technology corporation founded in 1975 by Bill Gates.

Microsoft Corporation (MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.



Timeline

January 16, 2020

Microsoft rises about 1.5 percent, after announcing plans to become carbon negative by 2030.



December 10, 2019

Microsoft announces a public preview of Microsoft teams for Linux, the first Office 365 tool that’s available for the open-source operating system.

By making it available for preview, the company can get feedback from the community and improve it before it becomes generally available.

October 14, 2019

Microsoft is officially launches its Project xCloud preview for Xbox users in the US, UK, and Korea.

October 2, 2019

Microsoft and AMD announces a new line of 15-inch ultraslim Surface laptops based on AMD Ryzen CPUs.

September 30, 2019

Microsoft announces that Windows Virtual Desktop is generally available.



September 25, 2019

Microsoft announces a new Surface Pro model.

September 19, 2019

Microsoft announces $40 billion stock buyback plan, dividend boost (MSFT)

September 18, 2019

Microsoft announces that it is partnering up with ISP Nextlink Internet to bring broadband connectivity to around one million individuals in unserved or underserved rural areas.

May 7, 2019

SK Telecom and Microsoft signs MOU. 

Under the MOU, SK Telecom and Microsoft will combine their technological capabilities in areas such as 5G, AI and cloud.

April 24, 2019

Microsoft touches $1 trillion value.

April 18, 2019

Microsoft announces that it's buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at controlling the growing number of IoT devices in the world.

June 4, 2018

Microsoft Corporation acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion. 

2013

Microsoft buys Nokia's handset business for billions of dollars.

May 10, 2011

Microsoft acquires Skype for $8.5 billion. 

March 13, 1986

Microsoft stock goes public

February 26, 1986

Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington

June 25, 1981

Microsoft incorporates

January 1, 1979

Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bellevue, Washington

1975

Microsoft founded

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Communications company, now a subsidiary of Microsoft.

Family of operating systems produced for personal computers, servers, smartphones and embedded devices

Build machine learning applications powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that span from the cloud to the edge. Explore Azure Machine Learning solutions.

Suite of office programs produced by microsoft

Racing video game by turn 10

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Satya Nadella

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Aili McConnon
February 17, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Developers are offering a physical twist to keep traditional fans interested and draw new ones who are bored with their workouts.
February 17, 2020
The Economic Times
The center will be home to Microsofts engineering teams across various technology groups, including A) & Research Group, Cloud & Enterprise Group, and Experience & Devices Group, along with Core Services Engineering and Operations. It will also house Mixer, Microsofts live streaming gaming platform team, becoming the first center to host the gaming team outside the company headquarters in Redmond.
Charlotte Cowles
February 16, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Plus, Bloomberg floods the internet with ads -- and the campaign trail with cash.
Hayden Dingman
February 15, 2020
PCWorld
Rumors that the PlayStation 5 is costing Sony $450 to manufacture have the Internet in a furor, but is a $500 or $600 console so outrageous in 2020?
David Matthews
February 15, 2020
TechSpot
Microsoft recently released a Windows 10X SDK for developers to begin adapting their applications for dual-screen computers. However, two developers managed to install the fledgling operating system onto a Surface Go and a MacBook.
Tom Simonite
February 14, 2020
Wired
An antitrust workshop at Stanford brings together Justice Department officials and venture capitalists to consider reining in the industry's biggest players.
Kate Cox
February 13, 2020
Ars Technica
Amazon's suit argues it lost the deal because Trump personally hates Jeff Bezos.
Kate Conger
February 13, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The judge ordered work to stop on a cloud-computing contract for the Pentagon until Amazon's legal challenge was resolved.
Ron Miller
February 13, 2020
TechCrunch
A sealed order from a judge today has halted the $10 billion, decade long JEDI project in its tracks until AWS's protest of the contract award to Microsoft can be heard by the court. The order signed by Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith of the US Court Federal Claims stated: The United States, by and through [...]
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
February 13, 2020
Mail Online
The introduction of xCloud to iOS is the first time a cloud gaming service has appeared on the operating system since OnLive, an app-base cloud gaming service, nearly 10 years ago.
Reuters Editorial
February 13, 2020
U.S.
Alphabet Inc-owned Google said on Thursday it has completed its $2.6 billion buyout of privately held big-data analytics firm Looker Data Sciences after winning clearance from Britain's competition watchdog.
Walter Thompson
February 12, 2020
TechCrunch
While startup insurgents make a huge difference, big platforms may exert disproportionate influence over the future of AR.
Cal Jeffrey
February 12, 2020
TechSpot
Microsoft launched a limited preview of its Project xCloud gaming-streaming service on iOS. The app is available for those registered with the TestFlight program. Microsoft will be inviting 10,000 testers to try xCloud on iPhone or iPad. Those missing the...
Ewdison Then
February 12, 2020
SlashGear
It might have been easily overshadowed by Samsung's Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip reveals but Microsoft also had something sizzling for its own developers. At
Cecilia Kang and David McCabe
February 11, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The agency ordered Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet and Microsoft to turn over a decade's worth of information on small acquisitions.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
February 11, 2020
Mail Online
Microsoft's unreleased Surface Duo phone-tablet has been filmed in the hands of an unknown user on public transport. The user is seen playing games and reading emails on the device.
Ron Amadeo
February 10, 2020
Ars Technica
It flips! It folds! It occasionally locks up and crashes.
Lee Mathews
February 10, 2020
Geek.com
Just four months ago, Microsoft shook up the tech world when they revealed a pair of foldable, dual-screen devices. One was the Surface Duo, and it's just been spotted in the wild. The ...
Molly Wood
February 10, 2020
Wired
A multibillion-dollar, privately-owned infrastructure is now essential to the modern internet economy. That should freak you out.
Rob Thubron
February 10, 2020
TechSpot
Consoles have come a very long way since the arrival of first-gen machines from Atari and Coleco in the seventies. Even the original PlayStation (1994) and Xbox (2001) look dated compared to today's machines, and that divide will grow even larger once the PS5 and Xbox Series X arrive at the end of 2020. But what about the future?
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